Economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool are and will continue to remain an active option in part because they provide the necessary fl exibility for politicians to passively deal with intricate international relations. Economic sanctions are a method of moving a state’s political positions forward without war. Just as Plato and Aristotle were concerned with the state of Athens during their time, today’s students of law and international relations must consider the problems revolving around the state and state policy. The intertwined economic relationship of states makes it important to take into account the international ecopolitical relations and the role of institutions in this relationship. To create a balanced economic environment the complexities of this relationship must be controlled and maintained beyond nation states. Accordingly as long as state relationships exist economic sanctions will not disappear from UNSC discussions. Here we will continue to probe UNSC decisions as they infl uence all member states.